Prince’s Paisley Park To Become A Museum — Report
Prince‘s Paisley Park estate in Chanhassen, Minnesota will likely become a museum open to tours for the public.
Paisley Park Museum
Paisley Park, which Prince called home from 1987 until his death earlier this year, is set to become a museum with the partnership of Graceland Holdings LLC, which oversees Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate in Memphis, reported the Minneapolis Star Tribute. If the estate’s plans are approved by Chanhassen, Paisley Park could be open to tour as soon as October.
“Opening Paisley Park is something that Prince always wanted to do and was actively working on,” Tyka Nelson, Prince’s sister, said in a statement. “Only a few hundred people have had the rare opportunity to tour the estate during his lifetime. Now, fans from around the world will be able to experience Prince’s world for the first time as we open the doors to this incredible place.”
Bremer Trust president Craig Ordal added, “The estate is working with the family to form an advisory council who will provide valuable input on the entire experience,”
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Per the proposal, tickets for 70-minute tours of Paisley Park will start at under $40. Tickets will go on sale starting Friday at 2 p.m. for tours that will commence Oct. 6.
Prince’s estate is also pushing for Paisley Park to be able to function as an occasional recording studio and as a concert venue. Music events likely would not be held at Paisley Park until March 2017, according to the Star Tribune.
Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park compound on the morning of April 21. An autopsy revealed that Prince died of a fentanyl overdose, and that he also had lidocaine, alprazolam and Percocet in his system at the time of his death. A week prior to his death, the “Purple Rain” singer had suffered an opioid overdose mid-flight, and was treated with overdose antidote naloxone following an emergency landing in Illinois.
Paisley Park tour tickets will be available for purchase tomorrow at OfficialPaisleyPark.com.
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